McCauls has announced the planning approval for its development of the old German Warehouse site in Ancoats. The project is now called Warehaus Ancoats.
Warehaus Ancoats accommodates seven two and three bedroom townhouses and 25 one, two and three bed apartments. In keeping with the scale of the retained historic warehouse building, a four storey block is positioned along George Leigh Street, while a taller six story block is positioned on Silk Street to provide a focal point for views along Silk Street and Radium Street. The three blocks enclose a central landscaped courtyard which provides communal amenity space for residents.
The redevelopment of the site presents a number of opportunities to revitalise the outer edge of Ancoats and encourage future regeneration initiatives, whilst retaining the historic character and local context of the area.
Joe McCaul, Director at McCauls commented:
“McCauls is delighted to continue to play our part in the regeneration of Ancoats and New Islington. Following an architectural competition, we have worked closely with OMI to develop the design. Warehaus Ancoats will provide an exciting mix of properties with new build apartments, townhouses and stunning loft style apartments in the refurbished old mill.
“As a company, our focus is firmly on the open market and we believe there is a big requirement for quality homes that people want to buy and live in. We have found that with the huge rise in PRS schemes the owner occupier market is being neglected, and this is where we see our niche.
“We continue to work on the acquisition and planning of other sites in the city centre, and we look forward to delivering more design led schemes in the future.”
The scheme has been designed by OMI Architects.
Adam Gray, Senior Associate at OMI Architects said:
“OMI has a strong track record of designing residential developments in sensitive contexts, and bringing disused buildings back to life. Projects like this show that key buildings that create the character and history of an area can be creatively reused alongside new development. That’s what excites us, it’s fantastic to be involved with the continuing revitalisation of this historically significant area of Manchester.”
Warehaus Ancoats is expected to start on site in September 2016.
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